- As we discuss the social and emotional wellbeing of students, it is important to remind ourselves that the faculty and staff of Wellesley High School are in consistent and direct communication with students on a daily basis.
- The Advisory Program is intended to build student-teacher relationships in an effort to ensure that all students at WHS have an adult in the building, other than their guidance counselor, who knows them well.
- Services to all students in personal/social, career/college, and academic counseling.
- WHS Guidance Website
- Clinical psychologists employed by Human Relations Service, Wellesley’s private, non-profit community mental health agency, providing short-term and ongoing school-based counseling, individually or in groups, for students in the regular education population who are experiencing a variety of social/emotional challenges.
- HRS Website
- The Bridge Program works with Wellesley High students who are returning from a hospital and/or treatment center due to emotional or medical reasons.
- WHS Bridge Program Website
- The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), a state funded, voluntary educational desegregation program designed to eliminate racial imbalance through busing.
- WPS METCO Website
- The school nurses see students throughout the school day for a wide variety of reasons including injury and illness management as well as for social and emotional issues.
- WPS Nursing Website
- The SST identifies students who are not on preexisting Individual Education Plans and are in need of additional academic and/or social and emotional support.
- The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a program designed to provide temporary tiered intervention to
help identify appropriate supports for struggling learners. The ultimate goal is to graduate students
from the program with the necessary skills to independently and successfully achieve academic
success at Wellesley High School.
- In accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, students identified as eligible for special education have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) that is designed by a Team of individuals that includes district professionals, the parents/guardians, and the student, when appropriate.
- WPS Student Services Website
- The Gateways Program is an academic and therapeutic program designed to assist Wellesley High School students with managing the challenges associated to high school life.
- WHS Gateways Program Website
- Cornerstones is a therapeutic learning center designed to assist students with social and emotional challenges.
- Main responsibilities consist of counseling, testing, and consultation. Students are most often referred through the IEP process or through the students’ guidance counselor.
- The Crisis Response Team is comprised of members of our faculty, staff and administration who come together on a regular basis to review safety protocols and establish procedures.
- The WPD provides a School Resource Officer who is in close communication with the schools to support the needs of the students and their families.
- WPD Website